Whether used for marketing, political, government, evaluation, education, medicine, or social science research, surveys are the cornerstone for definitive information about your audience's opinion, knowledge or experience. In this 3-course Mastery Series program, you'll learn how to design, build, and analyze surveys to extract accurate information at minimum cost. This program isn't just theory; you will walk away with practical experience for designing questionnaires, determining best data collection methods, sampling design, and the analysis of survey data. Upon completion, you'll be able to start using those techniques in your work or learning practicum right away.
Who This Mastery Serves
Enroll in the Survey Statistics Mastery Series if you are a professional – or student – interested in learning how to design and build surveys and analyze their data.
- Social Science Researcher
- Medical Researcher
- Survey Statistician
- Digital Marketer
- Market Researchers
- Business Analysts
With a Survey Statistics Record of Mastery, you will have an in-depth understanding of how to design, build and analyze smart surveys. You will also be able to:
- Describe and classify different sample designs
- Explain design-based estimation and inference
- Analyze both continuous and categorical data from complex sample surveys
- Fit regression models to sample survey data
- Select and apply reliability and validity criteria
- Determine appropriate methods for scaling and scoring
- Calculate summary statistics
- Apply typical statistical methods of analysis
- Report results in standard format and language
- Craft good survey questions, and explain the effect different versions of a question can have on results
- List the elements of a well-designed survey
- Determine appropriate criteria for including people in the survey
- Determine sample sizeAssess acceptable response rate and likely sources of error before conducting a survey
There are no prerequisites for this Series.
The Survey Statistics Mastery Series consists of three 4-week courses offered completely online at Statistics.com. This Mastery Series can be completed in less than eight months depending on your personal schedule and course availability.
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Tuition and Fees
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Organization of Series
The Mastery Program consists of standard Statistics.com courses – small classes, regular interaction with your instructor throughout the course, rapid expert feedback on your homework and projects. You can register for the courses individually, and even incorporate courses that you have recently successfully completed.
Courses takes place online at The Institute. During each course week, you participate at times of your own choosing. There are no set times when you must be online. Course participants will be given access to a private discussion board. In class discussions are led by the instructor. You can post questions, seek clarification, and interact with your fellow students and the instructor.
At the beginning of each week, you receive material relevant to the course, in addition to answers to exercises from the previous session. During the week, you are expected to go over the course materials, work through exercises, and submit answers. Discussion among participants is encouraged. The instructor will provide answers and comments, and at the end of the week, you will receive individual feedback on your homework answers.
There are 3 courses in this Mastery Series.
Each course is a 4-week course requiring 10-15 hours per week of review and study, at times of your choosing. You may build your own course calendar to meet your individual requirements. The Mastery Series program may be completed in less than six months to one year, depending on your personal schedule and course availability.
Course Fee & Information
Record of Mastery Documentation Fee
Upon Mastery completion, there is a $65 recording fee to receive your Record of Mastery documentation.
Transfers and Withdrawals
We have flexible policies to transfer to another course or withdraw if necessary (modest fee applies).
Courses may fill up at any time and registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. Your registration will be confirmed for the first available course date unless you specify otherwise.
Invoice or Purchase Order
Add $50 service fee if you require a prior invoice, or if you need to submit a purchase order or voucher, pay by wire transfer or EFT, or refund and reprocess a prior payment.
Contact us to get information on group rates.
Options for Credit and Recognition
Our Mastery Series credits options vary by program and courses offered.
You may take this program without pursuing credit or a record of completion.
Mastery Program Credit
If you are enrolled in a Mastery Program that requires demonstration of proficiency in this subject, your course work may be assessed for a grade.
Certificate Program Credit
If you intend to enroll in a Certificate Program following completion of your Mastery Program, your course work may be assessed for a grade. In addition, your courses will be assessed for transferability to the Certificate Program course requirements. In most cases, if your Mastery Program courses are also included in the Certificate Program as either required courses or elective courses, your completed Mastery Program course work will be transferred to the Certificate Program.
CEU’s and Proof of Completion
If you require a “Record of Course Completion” along with professional development credit in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), upon successfully completing the course, CEU’s and a record of course completion will be issued by The Institute upon your request.
Courses in your Mastery Program that have been recognized by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) as helpful preparation for the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) exam will be will be issued a “Record of Course Completion” by The Institute upon your request, after successfully completing the course.
ACE CREDIT / College Credit
Courses in your Mastery Program that have been endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE) will be issued a “Record of Course Completion” by The Institute upon your request, after you successfully complete the course. Please note that the decision to accept specific credit recommendations is up to the academic institution accepting the credit.
For courses in your Mastery Program that have been endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE), a digital badge will be made available upon successful completion of the course.